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The Fault in Our Stars

Author: John Green
Pages: 318
Publisher: Dutton Juvenile
Format: Hardcover
My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Summary (from Goodreads)Diagnosed with Stage IV thyroid cancer at 12, Hazel was prepared to die until, at 14, a medical miracle shrunk the tumours in her lungs... for now.

Two years post-miracle, sixteen-year-old Hazel is post-everything else, too; post-high school, post-friends and post-normalcy. And even though she could live for a long time (whatever that means), Hazel lives tethered to an oxygen tank, the tumours tenuously kept at bay with a constant chemical assault. 

Enter Augustus Waters. A match made at cancer kid support group, Augustus is gorgeous, in remission, and shockingly to her, interested in Hazel. Being with Augustus is both an unexpected destination and a long-needed journey, pushing Hazel to re-examine how sickness and health, life and death, will define her and the legacy that everyone leaves behind. 




This book was extremely difficult for me to review; and no,  it's not because I'm a fan of John Green and his writing. There was so much emotion packed into this book, and the writing makes it hit you so deeply... let's just say the top of my pillowcase was soaked through by the time I'd turned the last page. To say this book was a tear-jerker would be an understatement. Hazel and Augustus are the kinds of characters that'll stay with me for a long, long time.
 I know my reviews are usually a lot more organized (and probably make more sense than this), but this boko affected me in a way that rendered me unable to form coherent thoughts about it. All I can say is please do yourselves a favour and pick up a copy of The Fault in Our Stars (and some tissues while you're at it).

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe I'm about to admit this, but I haven't read a book by John Green yet... I think I have all of his books on my TBR list, but I just haven't gotten around to reading them yet.

    This one sounds really good. I think I will either start with this one, or start with his first book and work my way down his list by publication date.

    Great review. =) I'm glad you liked it.

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